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[Cob] skylightsAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 25 07:07:56 PST 2004
Considering how quickly tin cans rust when left out in the weather, I wouldn't use them for my roof. They might work with a very very steep roof, but I doubt that you will ever get the pieces completely flat, and water is likely to stay--and rust--in the folds. You CAN put store-boughten metal roofing over purlins, and not use sheathing. I think that you'd HAVE to use sheathing for the tin cans. I haven't looked, but the price difference might accidently be nothing. Time spent will be less on the barn-type roof. This type of roofing might mean that you'd be using the agricultural style metal roof, which may eventually leak, though. Somebody here recently posted some pictures of a small building with, IIRC, a reciprocal roof and a very simple skylight top. I can't find the link right now. Tony Wrench had that setup, but he was using a living roof. The guy at http://countryplans.com/ swears that his skylights don't leak. His glass is set with neoprene and butyl rubber tape. But he does charge for his plans. Not outrageously, but.... ............. Aaron Allen wrote: has anyone out there done any roofing that incorporated simple skylights. by simple I mean home made. I have seen/conceived of a few designs, but Im interested if anybody else has an interest or ideas pertaining to this. specifically Im interested in the interface between glass and different roofing materials, as I have seen very effective (waterproof) designs utilizing asphalt shingles, but would like to avoid asphalt shingles and would like to use metal roofing for water collection. one of my ideas, although I think I read about it somewhere else, is to use flattened no.ten cans (a large tin can readily available from the restaurant industry) and shingling much the same as you would with asphalt shingles. if anyone is interested I could describe this design in greater detail.
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